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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge Playlist: May 28, 2014
On this week’s show we celebrated the birthdays of just some of the fine musical artists who slid onto this mortal coil during the magneliquent month of May.
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1) “Mahogany Hall Stomp,” recorded in 1929 by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra and included on the soundtrack CD Louis Armstrong: Ken Burns Jazz, featuring our Birthday Boy J.C. Higginbotham on Trombone with Albert Nicholas on Clarinet ,Eddie Condon on Banjo, Charlie Holmes on Alto Sax, Teddy Hill on Tenor Sax, Luis Russel on Piano, Lonnie Johnson on Guitar, George “Pops” Foster on Bass and Paul Barbarin on Drums.
2) “Kaneohe” performed in 1937 by Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians, drawn from the beautiful box set: With My Little Ukulele in My Hand, including our Birthday Boy George Kainapau on Ukulele.
3) Our May Birthday Celebrant Bing Crosby from his bodacious box set: Easy to Remember sang “St. Louis Blues,” which W.C.Handy claimed to have composed in 1916 but is believed to have been a folk tune. In this 1931 recording Der Bingle is accompanied by Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra, including the Duke on Piano, featuring Cootie Williams on the Trumpet Solo, with Arthur Whetsol and Freddie Jenkins on Trumpets, Lawrence Brown and Joe Nanton on Trombones, Juan Tizol on Valve Trombone, Johnny Hodges on Soprano Sax, Clarinet and Alto Sax, Harry Carney on Baritone Sax; Barney Bigard on Clarinet and Alto Sax; Fred Guy on Banjo; Wellman Braud on Bass And Sonny Greer on Drums.
4) “Jack, I'm Mellow” sung by Trixie Smith in 1938, accompanied by our Natal Notable Sidney Bechet on Clarinet and Soprano Sax, with Charlie Shavers on Trumpet, Sammy Price on Piano, Teddy Bunn on Acoustic Guitar, Richard Fullbright on Bass and O’Neill Spencer on Drums, taken from the cannabistical collection: Marijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947.
5) “Kalua,” composed by our Birthday Boy Ken Darby and performed by the Hot Club of Hulaville on their scintillacious CD: Django Would Go! With Ginai on Vocal and Percussion, Duane Padilla on Violin, Sonny Silva on Acoustic Guitar, Emmett Mahoney on Acoustic Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar and David Chiorini on Bass.
6) “He Ain't Got Rhythm,” the tune penned by Irving Berlin for the 1937 movie: On the Avenue, taken from the righteous retrospective: The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 3: 1936-37, featuring May Birthday Boy Benny Goodman on Clarinet, Buck Clayton on Trumpet, Lester Young on Tenor Sax, Freddie Green on Guitar, Walter Page on Bass and Jo Jones on Drums.
7) The 1945 song titled “D.D.T.” recorded by our May Natal Luminary’s band, The Mary Lou Williams Girl Stars, with Ms. Williams on Piano, Marjorie Hyams on Vibes, Mary Osborne on Guitar, Bridget O’Flynn on Drums Bea Taylor – who was in reality Billy Taylor -- on Bass, taken from the copious compilation: The Continental Sessions, Volume 3.
8) “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing,” by Duke Ellington, drawn from the 1956 lapidarial LP: Blue Rose by our Birthday Girl Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Arranged and conducted by Billy Strayhorn, with the Duke on Piano, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook and Clark Terry on Trumpets; Gordon Jackson and Britt Woodman on Trombones; John Sanders on Valve Trombone, Harry Carney on Baritone Sax, Paul Gonsalves on Tenor Sax, Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax; Russell Procope on Clarinet & Alto Sax, Jimmy Hamilton on Clarinet & Tenor Sax, Jimmy Woode on Bass and Sam Woodyard on Drums. Recorded in 1956.
9) “Lover Come Back to Me” by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1928 Broadway show: The New Moon, featured on our Birthday Girl Peggy Lee’s rapturous retrospective: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection, accompanied here by her husband and fellow May Birthday Celebrant Dave Barbour on Electric Guitar.
10) “Red Sails in the Sunset,” the 1935 song by Hugh Williams and Jimmy Kennedy, waxed in 1956 by our Natal Notable Big Joe Turner and found on his capacious collection: Greatest Hits, featuring Mickey Baker on Electric Guitar and Sam “The Man” Taylor on Tenor Sax.
11) “I'm a Fool to Want You,” composed by Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra and Jack Wolf, and found on Helen Merrill’s 1956 languorous LP: Dream of You, with some unusual arrangements by our May Birthday Boy and conductor Gil Evans, sounding very much like his later work with Miles Davis and for his own ensembles. Featured were Hank Jones on Piano and Oscar Pettiford on Bass.
12) “Milestones,” which was written by our Birthday Celebrant Miles Davis with the lyric by Jim Britt, and spotlighted on Mark Murphy’s 1961luminous LP: Rah, spelled R-A-H, arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins., with Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, Joe Wilder, Bernie Glow or Ernie Royal on Trumpets; Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green or Melba Liston on Trombones; Bill Evans on Piano; Barry Galbraith or Sam Herman on Electric Guitar; Art Davis on Bass and Jimmy Cobb on Drums.
13) “In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)” composed by Bart Howard and sung by Chris Connor on her 1954 album: “Chris,” featuring May Birthday Boy Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson on Trombones, with Ralph Sharon on Piano, Herbie Mann on Flute, Joe Puma on Electric Guitar, Milt Hinton on Bass and Osie Johnson on Drums.
14) “Voce Eu,” written by our Birthday Boy, the Brazilian composer Carlos Eduardo Lyra, and Vincius de Moraes, and found on Clarinet Master and May Birthday Notable Ken Peplowski’s 1998 album: Grenadilla, with Harold Alden on Acoustic Guitar, Ben Aronov on Piano, Greg Cohen on Bass; and Chuck Redd on Drums.
15) Our May Natal Luminary Shirley Horn sings and plays piano on “Come Dance With Me,” composed by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, and featured on her lovely 1963 LP: Shirley Horn With Horns, which was arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones, with additional arrangements by Don Sebesky, Billy Byers and Thad Jones.
16) “Chega de Saudade,” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, sung by Eliane Elias on her splendiferous CD: Bossa Nova Stories, featuring our May Birthday Boy Oscar Castro-Neves on Guitar, with Ms. Elias on Piano, her husband Marc Johnson on Bass and Paulo Braga on Drums & Percussion.